IN ISSUE 227 – on sale April 7

A meeting of minds

The renaming of Flying Scotsman twice, the recreation of a complete early 1950s KESR mixed train and the clearing and operation of the ‘Last Severn & Wye byway’ back to Parkend, amongst others. In his 100th article written over three decades,
Geoff Silcock charts the early years of the photo charter operations that he christened ‘Sentimental Journeys’.

On to Coalbrookdale!

The Telford Steam Railway is developing plans to extend its line to Coalbrookdale, which can be regarded as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Allan George outlines the railway’s ambitions.

Czech and Slovakian winter steam

In some European countries, main line steam trains can occasionally be operated for the benefit of photographers as opposed to passengers (right).
David Rodgers witnessed one such operation in one-time communist territory.

Historic Wight projects

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway (below right) stands out among standard gauge heritage railways
for the use of historic locomotives
and rolling stock in their original setting.
IOWSR trustee Simon Futcher tells
the story of how two current projects
are set to continue this tradition.


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